Campaign of the Month: December 2007
A Killer from Erelhei-Cinlu, Formerly of House Tormtor
hp 44 (8 HD)
Male drow rogue 5/assassin 3
CE Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +8; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Listen +13, Spot +14
Languages Abyssal, Common, Draconic, Elven, Goblin, Gnome, Ignan, Undercommon
AC 18; touch 14; flat-footed 14; improved uncanny dodge
Resist evasion; SR 19
Weakness light blindness
Fort 4 against poison); Ref 5 against spells and spell-like abilities); +2 against enchantments
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Melee +2 rapier 4/18-20 plus poison)
Ranged mwk hand crossbow +10 (1d4/19-20 plus poison)
Base Atk +5; Grp +7
Atk Options Point Blank Shot; death attack, sneak attack +5d6, poison (Fort DC 13, unconscious 1 minute/unconscious 2d4 hours)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th):
1/day – dancing lights, darkness, faerie fire
Combat Gear drow poison, potion of barkskin +5, potion of resist energy (electricity) 20
Assassin Spells Known (CL 3rd):
2nd (1/day) – invisibility, spider climb
1st (4/day) – detect poison, obscuring mist, sleep (DC 16)
Abilities Str 14, Dex 19, Con 13, Int 20, Wis 12, Cha 14
SQ trapfinding, trap sense 1 studded leather,_ masterwork hand crossbow with 22 bolts, +2 rapier, 11 pp, 20 gp, 14 sp, 11 cp, 5,674 gp in other assets
Xillian is a typical-looking drow male with white hair and violet eyes. He dresses in form-fitting black studded leather armor, usually with a hooded cloak. He carries a rapier and hand crossbow.
Xillian prefers Elven, but knows Common and six other languages. He speaks quietly, and never says much more than he needs to.
Xillian was an assassin for House Tormtor who earned his matron’s favor during the civil war which plagued the Vault of the Drow. Alantavra assigned Xillian to find Tulio, in order to recover the precious diadem which the rogue stole on Jhalefein’s behalf. Our heroes intercepted and defeated Xillian in the Temple of the Abyss, sparing his life in exchange for information leading the party into the Demonweb Pits.
Fortunate to have made himself valuable in the female-dominated drow society, Xillian was still only a valuable slave. The notion of finding his own path in life is exciting and terrifying all at once.
He’s never been free to involve himself with a woman for personal reasons, but his attraction to Jazra has overwhelmed his cautious nature.
Xillian was pinched from Expedition to the Demonweb Pits.
Illustration by Beth Trott, from Drow of the Underdark.